Why shouldn’t the prophecies prove true?

“Then the prophecies of the old songs have turned out to be true, after a fashion!” said Bilbo.

“Of course!” said Gandalf. “And why should not they prove true? Surely you don’t disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? You don’t really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!”

“Thank goodness!” said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco-jar.

(from The Hobbit).

Just finished reading The Hobbit to Madeline.  It took many weeks.  She loved it.

4 thoughts on “Why shouldn’t the prophecies prove true?

  1. Simon

    That’s a delightful thing, Marc. I think I should like to do something similar with my elder boy. I hope that he would love that sort of thing just as much.

  2. Johanna

    I wish I had those books to read through. I guess I have to start my own library now; can’t just mooch off my parents anymore.

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